The Oath (Crackle) – Premieres 8th March
Crime drama that is centred around a group of LA cops, who along with policing the streets, are also a gang known as the Ravens that rob the high value buildings they are supposed to protect.
After pulling off a bank robbery where one of the group gets a bit overzealous in taking down one of the security guards, they become worried that the guy is becoming uncontrollable. As the original leader Tom Hammond was recently put away. It’s then revealed that the guy now leading the gang is Toms son Steve, and the fella becoming a liability is his younger son Cole.
As the Ravens divvy up their takings from the heist, they are called in to meet with the head boss of the police gangs. Where they are trying to find out what is being done to get Tom released, while trying not to reveal that the casino they use to launder the cash is now out of action.
This ends up being the least of their worries when while out on patrol, the members of the Ravens are arrested by the Feds. Who after showing the evidence against them, get them to take on an undercover agent as they try to bring down the whole operation from the inside.
As dramas go, the action parts at the start of the show are entertaining. But as soon as it begins to pad out the characters and actually tries to get the plot going, it comes across as a bit disjointed. By the end of the episode there isn’t much that has been shown that would make you want to keep watching, and It’s all pretty forgettable stuff.